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Kill Me Tomorrow (1957)

A boozy old reporter finds his life is falling apart around him. He loses his wife and then his job. He is dragged back to reality when his son needs help. He goes to ask for his old job ... See full summary »

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Bart Crosbie
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Jill Brook
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Heinz Webber
Wensley Pithey ...
Inspector Lane
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Himself
Freddie Mills ...
Waxy Lister
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Mr. Brook
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Steve Ryan
Richard Pasco ...
Dr. Fisher
April Olrich ...
Bella Braganza
Peter Swanwick ...
Harrison (as Peter Swanick)
Al Mulock ...
Rod
Vic Wise ...
Lou
Stuart Nichol ...
Sgt. Bellamy
Shirley Deane
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A boozy old reporter finds his life is falling apart around him. He loses his wife and then his job. He is dragged back to reality when his son needs help. He goes to ask for his old job back but finds his old boss dead in the office ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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October 1960 (USA)  »

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One Jump Ahead
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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Plodding
13 June 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A stodgy drama with Pat O'Brien as a washed up reporter who turns up at his ex-boss's house to scrounge money in order to send his son to Switzerland for an operation on his eye, only to find his prospective benefactor dead on the floor. O'Brien knows who committed the crime so he offers to take the rap in exchange for the money he needs.

It's a decent set-up but the movie plods griplessly through its plot in a straight line, with no surprises, twists or turns to be found, although the writers seem to think they included them. The acting's pretty wooden and while the movie dresses up as a hard-boiled American thriller the mix of dodgy accents really doesn't work.

Look out for what may possibly be the worst screen kiss in the history of cinema.


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